It’s really easy for those of us not putting our lives on the line every day to think we know how law enforcement should do their jobs. We like to sit in the peanut gallery and tell the guys and gals in kevlar that they should take this grandiose theory of ours and put it into action when we have absolutely no real world experience to back that theory up. When violent tragedies happen, most of us would do well to speak less and listen more. Listen to those who have helped someone through violence, or who have experienced it themselves.
Sheriff Tracy Murphree is one of those people. His background in law enforcement combined with a straightforward problem-solving method had garnered him a lot of attention in the last few days, and with good reason.
Via The Blaze:
Texas Sheriff Tracy Murphree harshly condemned the Manchester bombing, and didn’t shy away from decrying Islamic terrorism and his thoughts that it was the root of the Manchester Arena massacre.
Murphree of Denton County, vented his frustrations on Facebook Monday night where he warned America not to make mistakes that could put the country in harm’s way.
Murphree’s statement read:
“Pay attention to what you see in Manchester England tonight. Pay attention to what is happening in Europe. This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. When you allow these radicals to travel to Afghanistan and Iran and simply let them back in. When you give up your city’s [sic] and your neighborhoods to a religious ideology that says you must convert or die. A ideology that treats women as property, kills gays and women and christians [sic] with complete impunity. The left tells us we must submit and accept these radical beliefs and bend over backwards to make sure we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings. The left wants to cater to the very group that would kill every group they claim to support. Folks this is an enemy hell bent on killing you. Committed to forcing you to convert or die. This enemy will strap bombs to their own body and blow themselves up killing children. I’m sick of it. You better wake up America. While you are distracted by the media and the crying of the left, Islamic Jihadist are among us and want to kill you. What will it take? This happening at a concert in Dallas or a school in Denton County? If we don’t do something quick this country will die of political correctness and the fear that someone’s feelings may be hurt. It may very well be to [sic] late for Europe.”
When you give someone the responsibility to keep tens of thousands of people safe and then tie their hands with the bonds of public opinion and political correctness, it’s very hard for them to do their job. Yes, some of what law enforcement does is uncomfortable and probably would be labeled discriminatory or profiling by the nitpickers that thrive off of manipulating the actions of others. However, let’s put some hipsters in cop cars and let them get stabbed breaking up a bum fight and see if they change their tune a little. Let them be sitting in a crowded building next to the dark guy with a beard and a bulky jacket in the middle of summer, let’s see how pro-profiling and enhanced interrogation techniques they are then.
The fact is, these decisions are being made emotionally by people who haven’t experienced the results of the ill-conceived conclusions that they’re forcing on all of us under the guise of inclusion. The good Sheriff is right; we are close on Europe’s heels if something isn’t done, and fast.
(Source: The Blaze)